• Disability, Deficiency, and Excess: A Cinematic Construction of Disability in Popular Odia Cinema

    Editor(s):
    Jyotirmaya Patnaik (see profile)
    Date:
    2019
    Group(s):
    Cultural Studies, Feminist Humanities, Film-Philosophy, Film Studies, Television Studies
    Subject(s):
    Film and society, Cinema history, Indian cinema, Broadcast journalism, Art journaling, Disability, Representation, Identity, Gender, Culture
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Odia cinema, marginalized, media
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/kh58-0m81
    Abstract:
    Cinema for social change is not a new approach. Odia cinema, earlier known as Oriya cinema, has been intrinsically connected to the essence of Odia language and culture in the Indian state of Odisha. Since the inception of Odia cinema, it has been endeavoring to send social messages by employing visual communication for social change and development. Despite riding on the path of social and attitudinal changes, the films representing the disabled characters have raised eyebrows concerning its commitments to outcomes. As the spirit of rights activism and changing public discourses on disability on the rise, Odia cinema industry is pushed to face a decisive test. The disdain for disability in entertainment media is unraveled, and the politics of treating the disabled has become flawed. The current study has attempted to understand the cinematic construction in the light of the model, gender, identity, and societal approach towards disability issues.
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